Alan McCluskey

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Alan McCluskey lives amid the vineyards in a small Swiss village between three lakes and a range of mountains. His latest published novel is entitled Stories People Tell. He has also published Boy & Girl and its sequel In Search of Lost Girls. He published three novels in The Storyteller’s Quest series: The Reaches, The Keeper’s Daughter and The Starless Square.

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The Keeper's Daughter

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I have just completed the second revision of my latest novel, Local Voices, a sequel to Stories People Tell. It will be published later this year. Here’s a summary of the story.





Local Voices



In her campaign to re-establish women at the heart of hearthside healthcare, 17-year-old Annie Wight finds herself pitted against Health England, a conserv...

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Description: Book 1 of The Storyteller's Quest The quiet town of Avan with its port, its provincial university and its conservative seafaring folk would hardly be the place you'd expect to run into an adventure and frankly neither Brent nor Sally nor Keira were going out of their way to have one. At least nothing more than the occasional torrid love affair and the awkward self-questioning typical of many young adults like themselves. Sally was finishing her studies in the Theosophy Department of the University hoping to become Professor Rafter's assistant. Keira, Sally's best friend and lover, was a young librarian who occasionally sang in a popular folk group. And Brent was a would-be writer who couldn't quite get his act together. When he wasn't exploring his dreams, he spent hours wandering the streets and lanes in and around the town in search of inspiration. Yet unbeknown to them forces had long been at work that would throw them together in a series of adventures that were going to tax them to the extreme forcing them to discover gifts and to develop abilities that went way beyond what would seem possible. Their's would be a voyage from the real world to the realm of dreams and on into another world called the Reaches that at first sight looked deceptively like their own. http://secret-paths.com
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“Organised religion generally gets in the way of spiritual experience.”
Alan McCluskey, The Reaches

“But if you stray too far on the side of distance and strictness, you end up hard and unapproachable. So you need to be open to unexpected things and you need to be accessible to those people who are honest and forthright with you, especially if they take risks trying to do what their heart dictates.”
Alan McCluskey, Boy & Girl

“Writing a story about a place calls that world into existence. Sometimes, as the author, you accompany it for a while. But even as you write, the characters have minds of their own.”
Alan McCluskey, Boy & Girl




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